Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief Financial Officer
David Secor, who has served in the University of California System for more than three decades and owns 12 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer, has been named Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Financial Officer at Cal on June 24, 2013.
Secor's primary responsibility is to provide strategic oversight and daily management of business and finance. Acting as the key steward of Cal Athletics' financial resources, Secor will offer alignment and collaboration with campus partners in business and finance.
With an extensive background in both financial planning and athletic administration, Secor begins his tenure at Cal following more than 30 years at UCLA. He is well versed with the UC system with 12 years of experience as UCLA's Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Financial Officer, before serving as the Director of Financial Services for UCLA Capital Programs the past three years.
In his role as UCLA's CFO, Secor managed all aspects of the athletic department's finances, including budget oversight, budget forecasting, accounting and purchasing. As the principal financial advisor to the athletic director, Secor was responsible for balancing an annual operating budget that grew to $65 million in his tenure. He developed an innovative model, restructuring financial reporting systems that helped to reduce the athletic department's controllable expenses and to deliver an operating surplus six straight years.
Secor also has an extensive background in financial planning and budget oversight for capital projects. He has managed the financial aspects of several major construction projects, including the recently completed renovation of Pauley Pavilion, the home of UCLA's men's and women's basketball, men's and women's volleyball and women's gymnastics programs.
Secor joined UCLA Capital Programs as the Director of Financial Services. As a lead financial officer for the campus' major capital improvements, he developed strong relationships with campus clients to determine financial feasibility of proposed projects and worked collaboratively to institute successful funding strategies. Secor's experience includes the implementation of a successful model to calculate debt capacity based on campus financial data.
Secor served as the Budget Officer for the UCLA Office of the Administrative Vice Chancellor. He began his work in the UCLA athletic department in 1990, serving a six-year term as the department's Fiscal Officer. His tenure as an administrator at UCLA began in 1982 where he worked as a computer support manager, computer programmer and purchasing manager for the Associated Students program.
A 1985 graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, Secor was a both a Regents and California State Scholar.